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Tom Cruise performs corkscrew turns as he parachutes to the ground for Mission: Impossible scenes

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Tom Cruise showed off his impressive skills as a parachutist as he swooped to the ground while performing corkscrew turns and a plethora of sky acrobatics while filming Mission: Impossible in the Lake District on Wednesday.

The actor, 60, who plays Ethan Hunt in the famous movie franchise, was seen wearing a black jumpsuit while attached to a royal blue parachute.

Hollywood heavyweight Tom made some hair-raising turns as he plummeted towards the lush green grass in Cumbria having jumped out of a helicopter which was seen in the sky above him.

Tom made some hair raising turns as he plummeted towards the lush green grass in Cumbria

Sky cruising: Tom Cruise showed off his impressive skills as a parachutist as he swooped to the ground while performing corkscrew turns while filming Mission: Impossible in the Lake District on Wednesday

Another helicopter was seen nearby as footage was captured for the upcoming film, which is scheduled for release on July 7 next year.

Tom was also followed to the ground by another parachutist who had cameras strapped to his body on a frame to ensure some quality shots were taken. 

The movie legend looked calm and collected after touching down, with members of the crew on hand to pack the parachute away.

Leap of faith: Hollywood heavyweight Tom made some hair raising turns as he plummeted towards the lush green grass in Cumbria

The star had jumped out of a helicopter which was seen in the sky above him

Leap of faith: Hollywood heavyweight Tom made some hair raising turns as he plummeted towards the lush green grass in Cumbria

Working hard: The actor has been taking flying lessons at Teeside Airport in preparation for the exhilarating scenes in the new film

Working hard: The actor has been taking flying lessons at Teeside Airport in preparation for the exhilarating scenes in the new film

Movie magic: Tom was also followed to the ground by another parachutist who had cameras strapped to his body on a fame to ensure some quality shots were taken

Movie magic: Tom was also followed to the ground by another parachutist who had cameras strapped to his body on a fame to ensure some quality shots were taken

Up in the air: Tom jumped out of a black helicopter in the Lake District as he performed his own impressive stunts for the upcoming film

Up in the air: Tom jumped out of a black helicopter in the Lake District as he performed his own impressive stunts for the upcoming film

Aircraft: Helicopters were seen nearby as footage was captured for the upcoming film, which is scheduled for release on July 7 next year

Aircraft: Helicopters were seen nearby as footage was captured for the upcoming film, which is scheduled for release on July 7 next year

The actor has been taking flying lessons at Teeside Airport in preparation for the exhilarating scenes in the new film.   

A group of local walkers in the Lake District got a surprise when they stumbled upon Tom filming Mission: Impossible on Tuesday.

Adam Wheeler and Lucy Hinch from County Durham were going for a walk with their Siberian Husky Blitz when they spotted the Hollywood star filming his latest blockbuster.

Speaking out: Speaking to The Northern Echo, Adam said several people wanted photos with Tom who happily obliged. He said: 'He was nice and polite and really humble'

He added: 'Tom Cruise apologised for the noise of the helicopters and asked if we were alright'

Speaking out: Speaking to The Northern Echo, Adam said several people wanted photos with Tom who happily obliged. He said: ‘He was nice and polite and really humble’

Bold moves: 'He was making sure everybody who wanted to, got their photos with him. We were the last ones to get his picture and then he just paraglided off the mountain back to his camp next to Buttermere,' he continued

Bold moves: ‘He was making sure everybody who wanted to, got their photos with him. We were the last ones to get his picture and then he just paraglided off the mountain back to his camp next to Buttermere,’ he continued

The actor, who was being helicoptered to High Cragg before soaring down to Buttermere below, happily posed for a photograph with the pair, before thanking them and leaping off again.  

Speaking to The Northern Echo, Adam said several people wanted photos with Tom who happily obliged.

He said: ‘He was nice and polite and really humble. Tom Cruise apologised for the noise of the helicopters and asked if we were alright.

Unexpected: 'It was a real pleasure meeting one of the most famous Hollywood celebrity actors out there – one of the richest as well. It was not what we expected while out walking on the fells'

Unexpected: ‘It was a real pleasure meeting one of the most famous Hollywood celebrity actors out there – one of the richest as well. It was not what we expected while out walking on the fells’

Spectators: The couple added they watched some of the filming taking place, with Tom performing all his own stunts as he paraglided down the fell several times

Tom was seen running as soon as he safely hit the ground after his jump

Spectators: The couple added they watched some of the filming taking place, with Tom performing all his own stunts as he paraglided down the fell several times

Touch down: The movie legend looked calm and collected after touching down, with members of the crew on hand to pack the parachute away

Touch down: The movie legend looked calm and collected after touching down, with members of the crew on hand to pack the parachute away

Sky high: Two helicopters were seen high above the ground as the hovered next to the mountain which Tom had leapt off of to film

Sky high: Two helicopters were seen high above the ground as the hovered next to the mountain which Tom had leapt off of to film

Ready to fly: Tom was seen with his parachute as he headed to the black and gold helicopter as a camera man followed closely behind

Ready to fly: Tom was seen with his parachute as he headed to the black and gold helicopter as a camera man followed closely behind

All smiles: The star was in good spirits as he made his way into the aircraft before his jump

All smiles: The star was in good spirits as he made his way into the aircraft before his jump

‘He was making sure everybody who wanted to, got their photos with him. We were the last ones to get his picture and then he just paraglided off the mountain back to his camp next to Buttermere.

‘It was a real pleasure meeting one of the most famous Hollywood celebrity actors out there – one of the richest as well. It was not what we expected while out walking on the fells.’

The couple added they watched some of the filming taking place, with Tom performing all his own stunts as he paraglided down the fell several times. 

That's a wrap: Tom was seen heading back to the marquees that had been set up after filming his stunts

That’s a wrap: Tom was seen heading back to the marquees that had been set up after filming his stunts

All good: Tom gave a thumbs up to the crew after he filmed his jump, delighted with his work

All good: Tom gave a thumbs up to the crew after he filmed his jump, delighted with his work

Meanwhile, the cast and crew had an encounter with a flock of sheep who invaded the set on Wednesday after a gate was opened to let them through.

The animals were seen stomping their way along a path as they filed through to chomp on the lush green grass close to a marquee that had been set up for the people working on the film.

Walkers were seen stepping out of the way and taking pictures as dozens of the creatures went about their business. 

Never work with animals: Meanwhile, the cast and crew had an encounter with a flock of sheep who invaded the set on Wednesday after a gate was opened to let them through

Never work with animals: Meanwhile, the cast and crew had an encounter with a flock of sheep who invaded the set on Wednesday after a gate was opened to let them through

Going for a stroll: The animals were seen stomping their way along a path as they filed through to chomp on the lush green grass close to a marquee that had been set up for the people working on the film

Going for a stroll: The animals were seen stomping their way along a path as they filed through to chomp on the lush green grass close to a marquee that had been set up for the people working on the film

Minding their own business: Walkers were seen stepping out of the way and taking pictures as dozens of the creatures went about their business

Minding their own business: Walkers were seen stepping out of the way and taking pictures as dozens of the creatures went about their business

On pause: One walker was seen standing close to a fence as she made way for the animals who strolled on to the set in the Lake District

On pause: One walker was seen standing close to a fence as she made way for the animals who strolled on to the set in the Lake District

All stars: The film will star Tom alongside Hayley Atwell, Hot Fuzz star Simon Pegg, Swedish actress Rebecca Ferguson and The Princess Bride star Cary Elwes

All stars: The film will star Tom alongside Hayley Atwell, Hot Fuzz star Simon Pegg, Swedish actress Rebecca Ferguson and The Princess Bride star Cary Elwes

Success story: Meanwhile, Tom's Top: Gun Maverick continues its box office reign, after a successful weekend following the US' National Cinema Day on September 3

Success story: Meanwhile, Tom’s Top: Gun Maverick continues its box office reign, after a successful weekend following the US’ National Cinema Day on September 3

Blockbuster magic: The sequel has now replaced Disney's and Marvel's hit Black Panther as the fifth best-grossing movie of all time

Blockbuster magic: The sequel has now replaced Disney’s and Marvel’s hit Black Panther as the fifth best-grossing movie of all time

Money maker: The calculation was confirmed earlier this month after the film earned $7.9million Labor Day Weekend, per Deadline

Money maker: The calculation was confirmed earlier this month after the film earned $7.9million Labor Day Weekend, per Deadline

Success: Meanwhile, Tom's Top: Gun Maverick continues its box office reign, after a successful weekend following the US' National Cinema Day on September 3

Success: Meanwhile, Tom’s Top: Gun Maverick continues its box office reign, after a successful weekend following the US’ National Cinema Day on September 3 

The film will star Tom alongside Hayley Atwell, Hot Fuzz star Simon Pegg, Swedish actress Rebecca Ferguson and The Princess Bride star Cary Elwes.  

Meanwhile, Tom’s Top: Gun Maverick continues its box office reign, after a successful weekend following the US’ National Cinema Day on September 3.

The sequel has now replaced Disney’s and Marvel’s hit Black Panther as the fifth best-grossing movie of all time.

The calculation was confirmed earlier this month after the film earned $7.9million Labor Day Weekend, per Deadline.

Dream team: Tom was seen mingling with the crew on the set of the movie as the helicopter sat on the green grass nearby

Dream team: Tom was seen mingling with the crew on the set of the movie as the helicopter sat on the green grass nearby

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